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KXNT (840 kHz) is an AM radio station licensed to North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. It is owned by Entercom and carries a talk radio format[1] The station's studios are located in the unincorporated Clark County area of Spring Valley, while KXNT's transmitter is located near Nellis Air Force Base and serves the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area.

KXNT
Kxnt 840am logo.png
CityNorth Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast areaLas Vegas metropolitan area
Branding"NewsRadio 840 AM KXNT"
Slogan"Las Vegas' most trusted source for entertainment, news, talk and sports"
Frequency840 kHz
Repeater(s)100.5-2 KXQQ-HD2 (Las Vegas)
First air date1986
FormatTalk
Power50,000 watts (day)
25,000 watts (night)
ClassB
Facility ID33068
Transmitter coordinates36°16′00″N 115°02′42″W / 36.26667°N 115.04500°W / 36.26667; -115.04500Coordinates: 36°16′00″N 115°02′42″W / 36.26667°N 115.04500°W / 36.26667; -115.04500
Callsign meaningkxNews/Talk
Former callsignsKVEG (1986–1996)
AffiliationsCBS News Radio
Bloomberg Radio
Premiere Networks
The Weather Channel
OwnerEntercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stationsKLUC-FM, KMXB, KXQQ-FM, KXTE, KXST
WebcastListen Live
Websitekxnt.radio.com

KXNT is a Class B station operating on a clear channel frequency. WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky is the dominant Class A station on 840 AM, so KXNT must reduce its power at night, to avoid interfering with WHAS's signal. KXNT operates at 50,000 watts by day and 25,000 watts at night. KXNT has been granted an FCC construction permit to move to the KXST transmitter site and decrease night power to 10,000 watts.[2]

KXNT is licensed to broadcast in the HD radio format.[3][4] It is also heard on the HD-2 channel of sister station 100.5 KXQQ-FM.

ProgrammingEdit

KXNT airs both local and nationally syndicated talk shows. Weekday programs include This Morning, America's First News with Gordon Deal; Rush Limbaugh; Ben Shapiro; Dave Ramsey; Alan Stock and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.

Weekends feature shows on money, health, law, real estate, home repair and computers. Syndicated hosts include Kim Komando and Ric Edelman. Some hours are paid brokered programming.

KXNT carries CBS News Radio and financial reports from Bloomberg Radio. It has a local news alliance with Channel 13 KTNV-TV, the ABC TV Network affiliate in Las Vegas.

HistoryEdit

 
Logo prior to 2010
 
Logo during simulcast on 100.5 FM

KXNT signed on the air in 1986 with the call letters KVEG, airing a talk and middle of the road music format. It was owned by the Roberts Communications Corp.[5]

KVEG had a wide variety of talent including Sam Greenfield, Dominick Brascia, Lou Epton, Irwin Schiff and the syndicated Tom Leykis. In 1997, KVEG changed its call letters to KXNT with the "NT" standing for "News/Talk." The station moved to a more traditional talk radio line up, airing Rush Limbaugh and Coast to Coast AM previously heard on rival station 720 KDWN. Other shows included Dr. Laura and Bill Handel.

On February 2, 2017, CBS Radio announced it would merge with Entercom.[6] The merger was approved on November 9, 2017, and was consummated on the 17th.[7][8]

Former simulcastEdit

Between August 16, 2010 and September 4, 2015, programming on KXNT had been simulcast on its sister FM station 100.5 KXNT-FM, to give listeners who prefer FM that option. That station now airs a rhythmic hot adult contemporary format, under the new call sign KXQQ-FM, while 840 KXNT continues with its talk format on AM.

Former hostsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KXNT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
  2. ^ "FCC Construction Permit". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "Station Search Details". licensing.fcc.gov.
  4. ^ http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=38 HD Radio Guide for Las Vegas
  5. ^ "Broadcasting Yearbook 1989 page B-187" (PDF).
  6. ^ "CBS Radio To Merge With Entercom". February 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Entercom Receives FCC Approval for Merger with CBS Radio". Entercom. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  8. ^ Venta, Lance (November 17, 2017). "Entercom Completes CBS Radio Merger". Radio Insight. Retrieved November 17, 2017.

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